Office of Labor Standards
Updated Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance Information
On December 13, 2023 the Chicago City Council passed an amendment to the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (the “Ordinance”). The Ordinance guarantees up to five days of paid time off and five days of paid sick leave for all of Chicago’s workers. The amendment delays the implementation of the ordinance until July 1, 2024.
Below are links to the ordinance that was passed on November 9, 2023, the amendment that was passed on December 13, 2023, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Informational flyer.
November 9, 2023 Ordinance December 13, 2023 Amendment Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Informational flyer
Below are the:
- proposed rules for Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave
- proposed updates to Chicago Minimum Wage and Wage Theft Rules
BACP is reveiwing all of the public comments that were submitted. Rules will be finalized in April of 2024.
Office of labor standards
The Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Office of Labor Standards (OLS) oversees Chicago's landmark labor laws through engagement and enforcement.
OLS processes complaints, conducts investigations, mediates disputes, directs settlement proceedings, issues violations and if necessary, seeks licensure discipline against employers.
Chicago's Labor Laws
Chicago Labor Laws Public Notices, official informational posters, must be displayed in a conspicuous place at the place of employment and provided with each Covered Employee’s first paycheck. Retaliation for filing a complaint with Office of Labor Standards is prohibited.
View and download the current Chicago Labor Law Public Notices
The new Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance will result in a change to the required Public Notices. You can view and download the proposed Notices. OLS will provide information as to when the new Notices must be posted in the near future.
Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Webinars
The City of Chicago hosted webinars on the new Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance that will go into effect on July 1, 2024.
The BACP Office of Labor Standards works closely with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations (CCHR). CCHR is charged with enforcing the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance and the Chicago Fair Housing Ordinance. Please contact the CCHR If you believe you have experienced discrimination in the workplace based on: race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, disability, criminal history, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy status), gender identity, marital status, parental status, military status, credit history, credit history or retaliation. Learn more by visiting the CCHR website.